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What We Fed to the Manticore
What We Fed to the Manticore | Talia Lakshmi Kolluri
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"Kolluri delivers a dazzling, daring bestiary brimming over with textured, tender lives. A most magnificent debut!" --Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of World of Wonders "A work of incredible imagination and daring."--Claire Comstock-Gay, author of Madame Clairevoyant's Guide to the Stars "Spellbinding."--Ayse Papatya Bucak, author of The Trojan War Museum: and Other Stories In nine stories that span the globe, What We Fed to the Manticore takes readers inside the minds of a full cast of animal narrators to understand the triumphs, heartbreaks, and complexities of the creatures that share our world.
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DebinHawaii
What We Fed to the Manticore | Talia Lakshmi Kolluri
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#SpringSkies

I‘m planning on reading this book for an #AnimalPOV prompt on my #OUABC 40 book challenge. It‘s 9 stories, all told from animal points of view. I 💚the colorful cover.

“In nine stories that span the globe, What We Fed to the Manticore takes readers inside the minds of a full cast of animal narrators to understand the triumphs, heartbreaks, and complexities of the creatures that share our world.”

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Gorgeous cover 🐯 🧡 4mo
Eggs Perfect 💙🖤🩷 4mo
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steph_phanie
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This blew me away.

Told from the point of view of animals, these stories explore the horrors of war and habitat loss, the pains of hunger and grief, the joys of companionship and family, and the responsibility that comes with memory and leadership. As with all story collections, some were better than others, but I was so incredibly moved and surprised by the emotion in these pages. I totally cried on the plane! Highly recommend!

steph_phanie Also, kind of a fun side story: I put this in my Insta Story and tagged the author. She shared it to her own, and then we had a nice little back-and-forth in the messages. 💜 13mo
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Such a strong short story collection. All the stories were from an animals perspective. Reminded me of an Aesop's fables for grownups during this time of climate change and war. Loved the authors voice. Was up for the Aspen Words and #carolsheildsaward. #52bookclub23 #presenttense @LauraReads @KarenUK @britt_brooke @CarolynM @Smarkies @LeeRHarry @Clwojick @BookBelle84 @jennifer80 @Librarybelle @triplem80 @AshleyHoss820 @Bluebird @Read4life

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A sad allegory. Nature and humans—as destructive as we are—through the eyes of animals. This book does a great job showing their untainted wisdom and child-like lack of understanding, sometimes at the same time.

For those who don't want to forget we‘re not the only creatures inhabiting this planet, and that our selfishness impacts more than just us.

#anthology #nature

4.25/5

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Christine
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I adored this collection of gorgeously written stories, each from a different animal‘s perspective. The main characters were so vivid and I loved them all. I think my favorite stories were the title one (with a tiger narrator), the donkey, the vulture…oh, and the rhino-keeper dog. But truly they all were great. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Thanks for the ARC of this, #TinHouse ! Out Tuesday.